Oatmeal loaf

    Oatmeal loaf

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    About this recipe: Channel your inner ‘Bake Off’ with this simple but delicious bread recipe. Making bread is a lot easier than it looks and you’ll be rewarded with the most delicious smell. Top with your favourite spread and enjoy!

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 1kg loaf oatmeal bread

    • 200g strong wholemeal bread flour
    • 250g strong white bread flour
    • 25g oatmeal
    • 40g oats
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (7g) sachet dried yeast
    • 300ml warm water
    • 1 tablespoon clear honey
    • 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:2hr proofing  ›  Ready in:2hr55min 

    1. Mix the flours, oatmeal, 25g of oats, salt and yeast together in a large bowl.
    2. In a separate bowl, mix 300ml warm water with the honey and oil and stir into the flour to form a dough.
    3. Knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in an oiled bowl, cover and leave in a warm place for 30 to 60 minutes until doubled in size.
    4. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a 1kg loaf tin.
    5. Knock the dough back, and mould into a rough loaf shape to drop into the prepared tin. Cover and leave for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Sprinkle with the remaining oats.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the tin and cool. When cool, slice and serve with jam, marmalade or lemon curd.

    Tip

    Simply roll into a large round shape and place straight on a greased baking tray and bake instead of using a loaf tin. For a savoury start to the day, try serving with smoked mackerel pate. It will keep for 1 to 2 days in an air tight container.

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    Great web site - 23 May 2015

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